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#1 VLeasum OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:41 AM

Here's a pic of some of my handy work with a 1650 cub cadet pulling a brinly 10" plow. 

 

Sod was super thick and ground was too wet to plow well.  I had to plow because I don't have time to wait for the field to dry out.

 

Learned a lot throughout this process, not the least was that I needed a guide wheel and floating straps for my 3 point lift.

 

Whole thing will be around 3 acres...  that's a lot of plowing, But it's not too bad once you get the hang of it.

 


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:50 AM

I thought I posted the pic's not sure....WP_20150718_002.jpg


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 11:19 AM

If you tried plowing around my area you would be plowing water lol, looks like it did a good job!
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 02:20 PM

Why does one plow NOW? Isn't that a spring thing?  Loosening up soil NOW makes easier in spring?  S'plain it to Me. Sorry, no Farmer or Gardener here....!



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 03:09 PM

Why does one plow NOW? Isn't that a spring thing?  Loosening up soil NOW makes easier in spring?  S'plain it to Me. Sorry, no Farmer or Gardener here....!

Some folks have to plow when they can!



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Plowing it now allows the winter freeze and thaw to break down the lumps.



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:38 PM

and there is something else you are forgetting....seat time!!! :dancingbanana:

 

what are you going to do to it next,  VLeasum,  run a cultivator thru it?


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Why does one plow NOW? Isn't that a spring thing?  Loosening up soil NOW makes easier in spring?  S'plain it to Me. Sorry, no Farmer or Gardener here....!

 

If he is a hunter, plowing and planting deer food plots now will bring them in for hunting season. Fairly common practice, usually not 3 acres worth.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Plowing it now allows the winter freeze and thaw to break down the lumps.

That is a fall plowing theory which works well.  I have deer walking through my garden ever once in a while now.  Don't need food plots to draw them in.  I prefer fall plowing over spring plowing.  Plow in the fall and till in the spring.  Ground dries out faster with fall plowing too.


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:38 AM

I'm planting Brassicas, oats and wheat for the deer to eat this fall.  I'll plant the fields in about 2-3 weeks.  (brassicas are a generic term for the family of plants that includes turnips)

 

After this, I'm going to wait 2 weeks, then run over my tilled fields with a "groundhog max" disk that attached to my 6x6 polaris Ranger 6x6.  Doing that will knock down the furrows....

 

Once I have the field flattened, I'll run over it with a chunk of a cultipacker I bought. I'll spread the seed run over it again with the cultipacker and BOOM! Done!

 

Attached is a pic of the 6x6 and the "Mighty Cub".  The 6x6 is towing the cultipacker.

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Nice looking equipment.


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 10:27 AM

BTW, here's the disk i have, it's called a groundhog max...  it's relatively small but, you hook it to the receiver hitch on your equipment so it uses the weight of the machine to press it into the soil.  Works really well. I typically drive very fast when using it.

 

The GroundHog max's are primarily used by ATV's for small food plots.

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